Tom Morton, CEO of Communicare247
Communicare247 has been appointed to supply telecare services and technologies to Scottish local authorities through Scotland Excel framework worth up to £25.2m.
The digital telecare specialist will provide a new range of cloud-based services, coupled with technologies including GPS devices, telecare mobile phones, personal care detectors and environmental sensors that will enable people to live independently in their homes for longer across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities.
Communicare247 is the only independent Scottish SME among the 14 companies awarded through the framework to deliver personal telecare technologies across Scotland over the next four years.
Tom Morton, CEO of Communicare247, said: “We welcome this framework that underpins Scotland’s adoption of telecare services that are fit for the future. Now is the time for local authority commissioners to ensure their telecare systems are robust and truly offer citizens choice and freedom.
“Adopting the right services combined with the right technologies can deliver social care that reduces the number of people affected by delayed discharge. As well, digital telecare is the only way to ensure that home alarms reach the help needed as the UK telephone network switches to digital.”
At the 2018 Scotland Excel Supplier Awards, Communicare247 won the Local Excellence award, recognising the work it has done with Falkirk Council to address the need to adopt digital telecare services.
Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector in Scotland, represents its 32 local authorities and manages a £1billion contract portfolio that supports the delivery of social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT services.
The supply and delivery of technology-enabled care framework is issued for services worth up to £6.3million in the first year with the option to extend three further years.
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